Archive for May, 2009

So… sometimes I think I’m losing it.

Posted in From My Brain on May 31, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

Husband reassures me that because I question my sanity, it’s proof that I’m not crazy.
But I’m not so sure.
I forget.
Everything.
I had an idea for a blog post but here I am typing this.
Two weeks ago I left my card in the ATM and didn’t discover it till the bank called. I almost cried that time.
Three days later I did the same damn thing but knew the ATM would suck my card safely away so I didn’t sweat it.
I’m getting more comfortable with my forgetfulness already.
It seems that every week there is something silly that makes me wonder…
And…
If anyone is even thinking about telling me that this is a normal part of aging, you might want to note that my temperament hasn’t been so fantastic lately either 😉

Blog Project 365-09 #152

I almost missed #151

Posted in From My Brain on May 30, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

But here it is… I’m actually already on my way to bed, so I’ll catcha tomorrow.
But hey, technically it’s still a post 😉

Blog Project 365-09 #151

I’m a twitt…

Posted in From My Brain on May 29, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

Yes, I’ve joined the ranks of twitter.
Well… not me, but the shop. Someone dropped the idea today that we can use twitter as a way of keeping clients up to date on staff thats working on each day and apprised of cancellations and availability.
It’s a whole new information age, it is.
I don’t think my blog friends will be too interested in shop twitter, but if you are, we are at:
http://twitter.com/Addictions4u

Blog Project 365-09 #150

Do you ever wonder what your pets think of you?

Posted in From My Brain on May 28, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

Ours left us a heart shaped pee-pee on the carpet…
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Blog Project 365-09 #149

He’s an attention getter

Posted in From My Brain on May 27, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

Because we live in a loft and have no yard, we frequently walk our dogs. This puppy is an attention getter for sure. We’ve yet to make it around the block without getting stopped.
Yesterday a lady asked if it was OK to take his picture with her cell phone.
Today two guys offered to trade me their car for the puppy.
It was a pretty nice car!
I told them to come back at 6am when he wakes up and we might have a deal.
😉

Blog Project 365-09 #147

Earrings

Posted in From My Brain on May 26, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

A cute 30-something mother of 4 comes into the shop. She would like her ears re-pierced if I cannot get earrings in the lobes that haven’t had jewelry in them for years. She wants something pretty in her ears for when she loses her hair.
While nursing her youngest child she discovered a small lump in a breast. Her doctor assured her that fibroids are so common while nursing, and that it’s not anything to worry about. But she worried. After she was done nursing the lump was still there. Again she showed her doctor who eventually ordered a Mammogram, but was clearly irritated at the waste of time and money when he’d already assured the patient about this. Of course you could see the lump in the mammogram, but after looking at it the Doctor now could clearly see that this harmless fibroid was nothing at all to worry about and he could at last show his worried, hormonal patient his determination.
Still ill at ease, the patient asked for a biopsy. The doctor scoffed and told her that he might do it at next year’s physical if the fibroid was still bothering her, but it would be a complete waste of time.
Bugged and not satisfied, she called around for a second opinion. Weeks after asking for it, she finally got the needle biopsy at her own expense as her insurance company deemed it unnecessary after a “normal” mammogram. By the way… these days, try talking a Doctor into giving you any kind of medical treatment that insurance isn’t going to pay for, even when you have the ability and willingness to pay for that service.
It came back that she had a very aggressive type of breast cancer, she was stage 4 and more testing showed that it has already spread to her brain and liver.
She was initially told to get her affairs in order. After another look around at Doctors she found someone who is willing to help her fight and is giving her a slice of hope to hold onto.

I am sharing this because I think it’s important for us to follow her example anytime you think something might be wrong. Too often we are dismissed in busy over-scheduled offices. We are given easy answers and are deemed not worth the time and expense of medical care outside of the standards that were set by office managers (not physicians) working in insurance companies who have to power to limit your healthcare and to not pay your physician for working for you.
We have been boiled down to numbers and statistics on a sheet of paper, stored in a binder on a desk. God help you if you don’t fall into the parameters of the majority in a medical setting.
Today, if you are not educating yourself and fighting to be your own advocate, it could kill you.

Blog Project 365-09 #146

I forgot…

Posted in From My Brain on May 25, 2009 by TodaysAddiction

Having a puppy in the house is much like have a toddler in the house.
A hyper-active, ADHD, non-english speaking, over-eating, non-potty trained without a diaper, teething, super cute so you can’t get mad at him… toddler.

I went back to work today. A client passed out cold in the lobby.
This signals the official beginning of the summer season 🙂

Blog Project 365-09 #145